Informed Sport launches mobile app, the first global tool for finding banned substance-tested supplements
Global banned substance testing and certification programme, Informed Sport, has announced the launch of its first mobile app, available for iOS and Android. The free app allows athletes, drug tested personnel and supplement users to easily find Informed Sport-tested and -certified sports nutrition products through multiple search options, including product barcode scanning.
With as many as one-in-ten sports nutrition products potentially containing a prohibited or harmful substance, finding safer products is vital for competitive athletes, military personnel, and those who lead an active lifestyle supported by the use of supplements.
Paul Klinger, Business Development Director of the INFORMED brands, had this to say about the Informed Sport app, “We are excited to introduce the Informed Sport mobile app to athletes and supplement users around the world. Certified products are now more accessible by allowing users to search for supplements using their mobile device. Not only can users scan a barcode to confirm a product is certified, but they can also easily search for products using many of the search filtering options. No matter their location in the world or their supplement needs, users can easily find certified products for them. This will be a key resource for anyone looking to use safer products to support their training or nutrition goals.”
A key feature of the app is the ability to search for certified products by scanning the UPC or EAN barcode found on the packaging. Users can scan the barcode of a product, and if the product is certified, it will populate the product page. On the product page, app users can view more details about the product, confirm the batch/lot number to provide certainty they have a tested supplement, and find links to purchase the product from brand or retail websites.
The new Informed Sport app includes a robust product search which offers filtering. Users can filter their search results by regional availability, brand name, performance goal, product formulation and product type. Users can share certified product pages with others via email, text message or social media, a useful tool for athletes who often consult with nutrition professionals before using supplements.
Established in 2008, Informed Sport has over 3,900 unique certified products that are sold in over 127 countries, all of which will be accessible through the mobile app. Every batch of every certified product is tested before being sold and batch/lot numbers are listed on the app. LGC, the laboratory behind the Informed Sport programme, has over 55 years of anti-doping expertise and tests 22,000 samples annually.